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Why You Should Keep Your Skin Moisturized During Winter article image by Mayerling Skincare

Seasons change and so does our skin. We may not notice it but with every turn of the season, our skin also tends to be the most affected. While we are all becoming more aware of how to protect our skin during summer, like using sunscreen and moisturizing, many actually don’t know why moisturizing during winter is also a must!

No matter what the season, it’s important to be on top of your skincare routine. This includes anti-ageing products that rejuvenate the skin even amid the cold. So here, we share why you should keep your skin moisturized in what could be the harshest season of all and how you can go about it smoothly. 

What happens to our skin during winter? 

Winter means temperature dropping, lower humidity, drier and sharper winds, and fake indoor heat. Sounds dreadful, right? But it’s true! And a combination of all of this creates an absolute nightmare for your skin. As a result, during these cold and snowy months, your skin becomes dry, flaky, itchy, and more sensitive. 

How can I prevent such skin concerns this winter? 

Though this season can be quite unforgiving for your skin, you don’t have to worry. A great moisturizer is your “knight in shining armor” in this tough time. Moisturizing and having proper skincare will help you get through this unscathed and keep your skin soft and healthy. 

Why moisturizing this winter is a must 

1. To lock in your skin’s natural moisture. 

The cold temperature and breeze during winter can cause your skin’s natural moisture to evaporate. With not enough moisture, your skin leads to becoming dry and flaky. So to combat this season’s dehydrating effects, applying an effective moisturizer regularly will help seal the moisturize. For an added precaution, go for one that has anti-ageing formulation. 

De-Ageing Body Treatment 220ml image by Mayerling Skincare

Mayerling’s De-Ageing Body Treatment is a great moisturizing body lotion as this is easily absorbed and formulated with ingredients that not only hydrate but lighten pigmentation as well, perfect for smoothening dry, scaly patches that can build up on the legs, knees, and elbows. As for the face, the Adec Vitamin Facial Moisturiser ​is highly recommended as it helps nourish and retexturize the skin with its full range of anti-oxidant, such as vitamins A, C, E and D. It’s even great for those with sensitive skin.

2. To prevent dry and flaky skin. 

As been mentioned, not having enough moisture leads to dry, dull and cracking skin that people already expect during this time. But just because you’re expecting it doesn’t mean you just have to keep enduring it. Even in winter, you can have a supple and glowing skin. By moisturizing and keeping up with a good skincare routine, you can prevent the harsh effects of winter. 

The Forte Day and Night Face Creams​ this power dup can be applied in the morning and before you get to bed. Start your day with that extra hydration boost and end it with deep moisture that gives you healthy skin ready for another day. 

Forte Day and Night Cream - Mayerling Skincare

More winter skincare tips

1. Apply your SPF still.

Even though the sun is not as harsh as it is during summer, it can still be harmful to your skin during winter. So make sure to slather SPF on your skin, especially if heading outdoors. 

2. Don’t forget your hands.

Funnily, when people apply their moisturizers, many forget the back of their hands. For this, get and intensely good hand cream like Mayerling’s De-Ageing Hand Cream​. With ingredients and free-radical fighting antioxidants, it brightens, protects, and hydrates the skin with a silk finish.

3. Drink loads of water.

This goes without saying. Hydration starts from the inside out. So if you want to make sure your skin is hydrated, make sure your body is too. Make sure to drink at least eight glasses of water per day. 

Final Thoughts

You don’t have to wing it during winter. Despite its chilly breeze and gloomy weather, winter doesn’t have to be somber for your skin. With the proper steps and conscious effort in taking care of your skin, you’d step out every day feeling vibrant. Come spring, you’ll say hello to your still gorgeous and glowing skin.